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From Ashutosh Chauhan <>
Subject branch for ptf and windowing fuction
Date Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:11:32 GMT
Hi all,

Harish and Prajkta are doing some cool work over at IMO its a very useful
feature for the community and our user base. Harish and Prajkta are making
steady progress on this for much last year in their github repo and much of the feature is now functional.
However, its quite a bit of work and new code which will take some time
before being ready for trunk. I propose that we create a new branch so that
further development  of this happens in apache repo instead of github repo.
This gets us few benefits:
a) It will avoid the situation we ended up with HiveServer2 where a useful
new functionality came but in one big patch which made its review and thus
inclusion in mainline harder than it should have been.
b) Obvious advantages of development getting done in apache as oppose to
github which are:
     i) It will make it easier for apache hive community members interested
in this work (like me) to follow progress.
    ii) It will make it easier for apache hive community members interested
in this work to contribute.
    iii) It will make it easier for apache community members to review the
work and provide feedback.

I further propose that we follow Commit-than-review policy for this feature
branch which will enable contributors to make rapid progress without
waiting for lengthy review cycles. Hive committers interested in work can
either review branch any time they want to provide feedback or can wait
till contributors declare work is complete and make a proposal to merge in
trunk and than review it than. This anyway is a throwaway branch not
intended to make releases out of it.

Unless I hear any objections, I will create a branch over the weekend.


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